Samsung added in their own Start Button http://mashable.com/2012/08/28/samsu...-for-Windows-8
in Windows 8. Others use the great program Classic Shell (I use this on Windows 7) Welcome to Classic Shell
I can see a bunch of bemused consumers returning Windows 8 laptops and desktops after holiday sales asking for, no demanding XP or 7. Any company is going to have a plan b even perhaps Micro$oft called SP1 installing a start menu. Frankly if they just gave us the choice to disable the interface formally called metro (desktop or laptop) and enable it (tablets and touch screen devices) there would be higher adoption.
Also they sell Windows 7 as a down grade bs' ing us that 8 sold x millions of copies.